Holiday Gift Guides 2019:
Gift Basket Bonanza!

Gift baskets. Those of you who know, know. A personalized gift basket is the gift that just keeps on giving. It is SO up my ally in so many ways. Themes. Customization. Over-the-top presentation, I could go on…

To start, you need a concept. Beach? Garden? Cocktails? Pick one, then start brainstorming. You’ll need a vessel that fits in with the theme next. It need not be a basket. That would be a little “cookie cutter,” one might say. A beach, bag, watering can, or an ice bucket would be a great place to start, depending on your theme. Then, start shopping for littles to go inside. These can be individually wrapped or tied with string, depending on your presentation strategy. And then some cellophane. LOTS of cellophane. Clear, crinkly, crystalline cellophane. If I could, I would wrap entire houses in cellophane before a reveal, because it signals something fun and exciting is headed your way. (You can also use fabric, mesh, antique lace, anything to secure the “basket” and tie it in a bow.)

The following is a fully shoppable, comprehensive list of Gift Basket ideas for the upcoming holidays. Because it’s not really the holidays without a profligate holiday gift basket or two, is it? I think not!

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